Ideal for students both in philosophy and gender studies, this highly readable book takes us to the very heart of two of the most important dimensions of human experience and meaning-making: to the seductive and alluring, confusing and frustrating, realms of love and sex.
The philosophies of sex and love in this anthology do, indeed, feel ‘new’. […] In summary, this is an excellent collection of essays for anyone interested in the philosophy of sex and love and/or feminism and gender issues more broadly. […] In addition, the bringing together of such a range of authors should be commended. Not only are 75% of the authors women, they also come from a range of countries (including Canada, America, Australia, Turkey and Sweden). Further, they represent a variety of academic backgrounds, including social work and psychology, as well as philosophy, and there is a good mix of early career researchers and those more established. Given the scope of the questions raised in the philosophy of sex and love, and the importance of them, it is wonderful to have such a variety of voices speaking about it in one place.
Christopher M. Davidson is Assistant Professor at Ball State University.
Caroline R. Lundquist is a philosophy instructor at Lane Community College and at the University of Oregon. Her previous publications include Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering (co-edited with Sarah LaChance Adams, 2012), and various articles in feminist philosophy and ethics.